|Svante Pääbo: DNA clues to our inner neanderthal - TED.com|
Sharing the results of a massive, worldwide study, geneticist Svante Pääbo shows the DNA proof that early humans mated with Neanderthals after we moved out of Africa. (Yes, many of us have Neanderthal DNA.) He also shows how a tiny bone from a baby finger was enough to identify a whole new humanoid species.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; DNA; biology; evolution; science; 2011
|Craig Venter on DNA and the sea - TED.com|
Genomics pioneer Craig Venter takes a break from his epic round-the-world expedition to talk about the millions of genes his team has discovered so far in its quest to map the ocean’s biodiversity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; DNA; biosphere; biotech; entrepreneur; genetics; invention; oceans; science; technology; 2005
|Paul Rothemund casts a spell with DNA - TED.com|
Paul Rothemund writes code that causes DNA to arrange itself into a star, a smiley face and more. Sure, it's a stunt, but it's also a demonstration of self-assembly at the smallest of scales -- with vast implications for the future of making things.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; DNA; MacArthur grant; complexity; computers; short talk; 2007
|Spencer Wells builds a family tree for humanity - TED.com|
All humans share some common bits of DNA, passed down to us from our African ancestors. Geneticist Spencer Wells talks about how his Genographic Project will use this shared DNA to figure out how we are -- in all our diversity -- truly connected.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; DNA; anthropology; culture; evolution; genetics; race; science; 2007
|James Watson on how he discovered DNA - TED.com|
Nobel laureate James Watson opens TED2005 with the frank and funny story of how he and his research partner, Francis Crick, discovered the structure of DNA.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; DNA; culture; genetics; history; invention; science; storytelling; technology; 2005
|Paul Rothemund details DNA folding - TED.com|
In 2007, Paul Rothemund gave TED a short summary of his specialty, DNA folding. Now he lays out in clear, abundant detail the immense promise of this field -- to create tiny machines that assemble themselves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; DNA; MacArthur grant; creativity; nanoscale; physics; science; technology; TED2008; 2008
|Janine Benyus shares nature's designs - TED.com|
In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; DNA; animals; biology; biomimicry; design; environment; evolution; fish; science; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Craig Venter unveils "synthetic life" - TED.com|
Craig Venter and team make a historic announcement: they've created the first fully functioning, reproducing cell controlled by synthetic DNA. He explains how they did it and why the achievement marks the beginning of a new era for science.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED in the Field; TED; Talks; DNA; biology; business; genetics; life; science; technology; 2010
|Richard Resnick: Welcome to the genomic revolution - TED.com|
In this accessible talk from TEDxBoston, Richard Resnick shows how cheap and fast genome sequencing is about to turn health care (and insurance, and politics) upside down.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBoston 2011; TED; Talks; DNA; biotech; health care; science; technology; 2011
|Gabe Barcia-Colombo: My DNA vending machine - TED.com|
Vending machines generally offer up sodas, candy bars and chips. Not so for the one created by TED Fellow Gabe Barcia-Colombo. This artist has dreamed up a DNA Vending Machine, which dispenses extracted human DNA, packaged in a vial along with a collectible photo of the person who gave it. It’s charming and quirky, but points out larger ethical issues that will arise as access to biotechnology increases.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; DNA; TED Fellows; art; TED Fellows Retreat 2013; 2013
|Juan Enriquez on genomics and our future - TED.com|
Scientific discoveries, futurist Juan Enriquez notes, demand a shift in code, and our ability to thrive depends on our mastery of that code. Here, he applies this notion to the field of genomics.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; DNA; biotech; business; culture; genetics; invention; science; technology; tedbooks; transhuman; 2003
|Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries - TED.com|
Inspired by an abalone shell, Angela Belcher programs viruses to make elegant nanoscale structures that humans can use. Selecting for high-performing genes through directed evolution, she's produced viruses that can construct powerful new batteries, clean hydrogen fuels and record-breaking solar cells. At TEDxCaltech, she shows us how it's done.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxCaltech; TED; Talks; DNA; alternative energy; biology; evolution; genetics; nature; virus; 2011
|Kary Mullis celebrates the experiment - TED.com|
Biochemist Kary Mullis talks about the basis of modern science: the experiment. Sharing tales from the 17th century and from his own backyard-rocketry days, Mullis celebrates the curiosity, inspiration and rigor of good science in all its forms.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; DNA; biology; curiosity; history; microbiology; science; technology; TED2002; 2002
|Ross Lovegrove shares organic designs - TED.com|
Designer Ross Lovegrove expounds his philosophy of “fat-free” design and offers insight into several of his extraordinary products, including the Ty Nant water bottle and the Go chair.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; DNA; arts; biology; creativity; design; industrial design; invention; nature; product design; transportation; 2005